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THE OVERLOOKED DEFICIENCY

THE OVERLOOKED DEFICIENCY

I’ve always been keenly interested in researching health and wellness. Just the mere thought of how our magnificently-made bodies functioned was enough to inspire feelings of wonder and awe. Doctors and scientists have long researched ways to make the human body function optimally, and in the late 1980s, that researched uncovered something absolutely incredible, called the endocannabinoid system. Yes, I realize that the endocannabinoid system is a mouthful, so from this point on in the article, I will simply refer to it as the ECS. The ECS, in my opinion is one of the greatest medical discoveries of our time. When I learned through my research that every human being, every animal, and even plants have this system, I was completely intrigued. The more I read, the more deeply I became interested in this “master system” that works with every other system in the body. Although the discovery is relatively recent, I certainly felt that it should have been a major topic of discussion before now. You may have noticed earlier in the article that I referred to the ECS as the master system. The reason for this bold statement is that the ECS regulates processes in your body such as energy intake, nutrient transport, and metabolism storage. It assists the body in entering into homeostasis or balance. It is important to understand that the body naturally contains endocannabinoids. Plants such as cannabis contains what are called phytocannabinoids. The major phytocannabinoids that have been discovered to have the most profound impact on the body are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). THC is the cannabinoid that is responsible for psychotropic effects...